Fielding more candidates and having more contested primaries has the Arkansas GOP in new territory in modern history and experts argue if the trend could be short-lived or permanent as well as what the new dynamic may mean for the top of each political party’s ticket.
Democratic gubernatorial front-runner Mike Ross received the endorsement of the statewide teachers’ union on Saturday and his probable Republican challenger wasted no time tagging Ross with a “liberal” label.
For anyone who has ever wondered how the order of candidates is determined on a ballot, the answer came at the Sebastian County Election Commission Friday morning (March 7) as the ballot draw for the 2014 primary election was held.
Members of the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce received an update Friday morning (March 7) on the current state of the so-called Private Option, Arkansas' answer to the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), where money that would be spent on Medicaid coverage for poor Arkansans is instead
A dearth of political candidates for legislative seats, tough allegations against the poultry industry, thoughts on “New Tech” schools and an excited trucking exec are part of the March 7 Friday Wire for the Fort Smith region.
A dearth of political candidates for legislative seats, tough allegations against the poultry industry, growth in Hispanic buying power and comments about “intimidator” Putin are part of the Northwest Arkansas Friday Wire for March 7.
The effort to build a new jail in Crawford County has taken another step forward with the tentative selection of a location for the proposed facility. According to Sheriff Ron Brown, the county has selected a location just east of Van Buren on U.S. Highway 64.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told an audience of several thousand Wednesday night that Russia's takeover of the Crimean peninsula was a "violation of international law" as Crimea is a part of a sovereign state, Ukraine.
President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday (March 4) his 2015 budget proposal he says will cut deficits, put Americans to work, promote national security and will “redesign high schools to help students succeed in today’s economy.” The budget plan drew criticism from Arkansas’ Congressional delegati
The growth of year-to-date tax collections in Arkansas is on a downward trend, and the February gross revenue number was below the budget forecast. The February report also showed a continued decline in collections related to consumer spending.
A blast of winter weather may have closed schools, governments and businesses across Northwest Arkansas, but regardless of the weather, employees of the Benton and Washington County Clerks had to report to work Monday (March 3) for the last day of candidate filing, which ended at noon.